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Number 42 continues to be Number 1

By Art Dlugach   He played first base—an appropriate position—because 75 years ago, April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson became the first African American to play in the major leagues. Robinson was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers, with team president Branch Rickey winning most of the praise for this historic moment occurring at Ebbets Field. Probably too many of us—I was almost four years old at the time—think Robinson was heading for glory and good times. Glory, yes, as he would be named the 1947 MLB Rookie of the Year and his…

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